The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 183 175 185
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 17 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.76% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 18
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£589 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £604 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £294 £350
% change year-on-year
+40.42% -16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4305 4710 5014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.53% 76.94% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3399 3563 3783
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 80
Average hourly rate £24.62 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 27 (65.85%) Banking
2 25 (60.98%) Finance
3 20 (48.78%) Investment Banking
4 17 (41.46%) Business Analysis
5 16 (39.02%) Market Risk
6 15 (36.59%) Credit Risk
7 12 (29.27%) SQL
8 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
9 6 (14.63%) Basel III
10 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
10 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (9.76%) Big Data
11 4 (9.76%) Software Delivery
11 4 (9.76%) Degree
11 4 (9.76%) JIRA
11 4 (9.76%) Monte Carlo Method
11 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
11 4 (9.76%) Front Office
12 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (7.32%) Migration
12 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
12 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
12 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
12 3 (7.32%) SAS
12 3 (7.32%) Project Management
12 3 (7.32%) C
12 3 (7.32%) UML
12 3 (7.32%) Greeks
12 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) SAS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Adaptiv
2 1 (2.44%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Big Data
1 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.44%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) MS Access
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) JMeter
2 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.44%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (2.44%) JProfiler
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (65.85%) Banking
2 25 (60.98%) Finance
3 20 (48.78%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.76%) Front Office
5 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
5 3 (7.32%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.44%) Retail
7 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Analyst
2 27 (65.85%) Business Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Risk Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Market Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Market Risk Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) IT Business Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Testing Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Banking Business Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Credit Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Data Modeller
8 3 (7.32%) Tester
9 2 (4.88%) Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Performance Tester
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle Developer
10 1 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (2.44%) Test Consultant
10 1 (2.44%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) Castor
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Market Risk
2 15 (36.59%) Credit Risk
3 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Statistics
4 3 (7.32%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.44%) Derivative
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Android
1 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Business Analysis
2 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
3 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
3 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Software Delivery
4 4 (9.76%) Monte Carlo Method
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) UML
5 3 (7.32%) Greeks
5 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) SDLC
5 3 (7.32%) Analytics
6 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.88%) ETL
6 2 (4.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) C
3 2 (4.88%) R
3 2 (4.88%) VBA
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) Basel III
2 1 (2.44%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) SunGard
2 1 (2.44%) IBM
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Murex
2 1 (2.44%) Bloomberg
2 1 (2.44%) Remedy
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Splunk
2 1 (2.44%) Vertica
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago